The numbers are in and the top BEST high schools in the country have been reported by NBC Miami. After reviewing over 24,000 schools in the country, the U.S. News and World Report ended up putting 602 Florida schools on the list of "best." And you know how we do, Miami! Turns out 6 out of the top 10 schools from the 602 Florida schools are right here in Dade County! Check out the list below. Did your school make the ranking?
1. School for Advanced Studies (SAS) - Miami, FL
School for Advanced Studies (SAS) is ranked first within Florida. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement coursework and exams where the program participation rate is 96%. SAS ranks #5 in the country.
2. Pine View School - Osprey, FL
Pine View School comes in second in Florida. It teaches grades 2 through 12 and has a total enrollment of 841 students. The student-teacher ratio is 17:1 offering more one-on-one time for students. Pine View ranks #29 in the country.
3. Westshore Junior/Senior High School - Melbourne, FL
Westshore Junior and Senior High School comes in third, ranking #58 in the country. It has a 100% graduation rate, and caters to 610 students from 7th to 12th grade.
4. Archimedean Upper Conservatory Charter School - Miami, FL
Archimedean Upper Conservatory Charter School ranks fourth on the list of Florida schools. With a smaller student body of 328, this charter school ranks #63 in the nation.
5. Design and Architecture Senior High - Miami, FL
Design and Architecture Senior High is ranked fifth within Florida, but is #3 of 129 high schools in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools. It ranks #65 in the U.S.
6. iPrep Academy - Miami, FL
iPrep Academy comes in at #6 in Florida, but #72 in the national rankings. With just 186 students, iPrep caters to grades from Pre-K to 12th grade.
7. Stanton College Preparatory School - Jacksonville, FL
Stanton College Preparatory School is ranked seventh within Florida, but #77 in the country. It is ranked #1 of 45 high schools in the Duval County Public Schools and has a 100% graduation rate.
8. International Studies Charter High School - Miami, FL
International Studies Charter High School caters to students from 9th to 12th grade. It comes in at #8 in the ranking for top high schools in Florida. With just over 400 students, this charter school ranks #85 in the country.
9. Jose Marti Mast 6-12 Academy - Hialeah, FL
Jose Marti Mast 6-12 Academy is ranked #9 in the Sunshine State and #87 in the U.S. Located in Hialeah, FL, this academy scored a 89.5 out of 100 in the College Readiness Index and is ranked #6 out of all Miami-Dade public high schools and Metro area high schools.
10. Edgewood Jr/Sr High School - Merritt Island, FL
Finally, Edgewood Jr/Sr High School caps our list of top high schools in Florida. With 586 students between 7th and 12th grade, this school ranks #2 out of all the high schools in Brevard Public Schools and #105 in the country.